The domain name Sun.com is owned by Oracle which got the domain when they bought Sun Microsystems last year for $7.4 billion.
Last Thursday, Oracle, announced in a blog post that it “will decommission Sun.com on June 1, and move the remaining content it deems relevant over to Oracle.com.”
As PCworld.com points out, Oracle “could, if it chose to do so, sell off the domain name”
PCWorld.com reached out to Jeff Kupietzky, CEO of Oversee.net, who said the “domain name could be worth between $1 and $2 million”
“At just three letters it is short and memorable,” he said,. “It is a positive word that has a high search volume.”
The Article also quotes quotes Paul Nicks, director of domain aftermarket services for GoDaddy.com who said:
“Sun.com is appealing because it could be used in a number of ways”
“Solar power companies, companies with ‘sun’ currently in their name, domain name investors or anyone looking to leverage the history behind the name could have a bidding interest.”
“Nicks estimated that, should the name be auctioned, it could fetch between $800,000 and $900,000.”
PCworld also interviewed Jason Miner, senior vice president of sales and business development for NameMedia who “estimates that Sun.com could sell for $1 million, if not more.”
The domain has an Alexa ranking of being one of the top 2,200 in terms of traffic on the net and Compete.com shows the domain receiving 1.3 million visitors in Feburary 2011.
Personally I think all the estimates are low.
The traffic alone with worth a fortune as long as Oracle gives the buyer all rights to use the domain free from any trademark claims or better yet as part of the sale assigns the trademark.
My opinion is the domain would sell for well into the seven figures
What do you think the domain would sell for?